As we approach the end of this momentous month of the Islamic calendar, we remind ourselves that we were engaged in the remembrance of our Creator and at the same time we were involved in spiritual introspection, correction and developing Allah Consciousness. May this become our norm.
We also remind ourselves that this day should mark not only a day of festivity among families and friends, but also a day of solidarity with the oppressed and support for all who are suffering under the yoke of oppression the world over.
This year’s (2022/1443) Eid-ul-Fitr, should be remembered by focusing on the sufferings of our brothers and sisters in the world who live under oppressive and unjust rulers. In addition to the usual evil western governments like the USA, UK, and Zionist Israel, we must include India. The problems in Jammu and Kashmir continue unabated. The Fascist Indian government continues to subject the people of Jammu and Kashmir under slave like conditions.
This year, as if it were not enough, the Indian government has added an onslaught on the Hijab. What has the Hijab got to do with anybody in a country that has millions of Muslims as part of its landscape?
Murders, detentions, extra-judiciary killings, rapes, torture, and maiming of children have become the order of the day. The silence of the west, Zionists and Arab countries points to their complicity and approval of the actions of the Indian military.
As we eat and enjoy the festivities, let us not forget the Palestinian people who are under attack from Zionist apartheid Israel. Our hearts go out to those Palestinians who have lost their loved ones as well as those who are facing massive brutal attacks from the Zionist/Apartheid Army in Masjid al-Aqsa in Jerusalem al-Quds.
The vast diversity in the Muslim world should not be used to disunite us. Muslims must unite under the banner of the first article of our obligation to our Creator: “There is none worthy of worship but Allah and Muhammed (SAW) is the seal to all prophet hood”.
May Allah (SWT) protect all of mankind against all natural and unnatural calamities and disasters.
The Media Review Network wishes Muslims throughout the world, a Happy Eid-ul-Fitr and we pray that the Most Merciful Creator, Allah (SWT) pour out the blessing of this day upon all Muslims, especially on those suffering injustices and oppression throughout the world.
Prepared on behalf of the Executive and staff of the Media Review Network SA.
By: Dr. Mustafa Mheta
Senior Research Fellow/Head of Africa Desk
Media Review Network SA